A beautiful spring morning in Canberra provided the perfect conditions for the annual Canberra Times Fun Run. Almost 5000 participants took part in this great community event – with 13 individuals making this run a cancer fun run by fundraising for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).
This group of people represented cancer survivors, loved ones of cancer survivors, and sadly those who had lost family, friends and colleagues to cancer. For them it was a chance to remember their loved ones and honour them by contributing to a cause that may one day beat cancer. One supporter, Jill, said of her choice to fundraise for cancer research – “the more we know, the better equipped we are to fight something that sadly will affect pretty much everyone sometime in their life, either directly or through someone they love”.
The perfect day in Canberra meant a very successful run for our supporters – with lots of great times and personal bests made amongst the great atmosphere!
We’re so grateful to our fantastic group of supporters who contributed over $2,300 to our work through their fundraising, and special thanks to Aspen Medical for matching the amount raised by their team! Congratulations to our runners and thanks again Colin, Eileen, Erin, Jill, Julie, Lasantha, Lucy, Melinda & the Aspen Medical Team, and Sarah!
We’ll see you in Canberra again next year 🙂